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Emily Eavis confirms Glastonbury is likely to take a year off in 2026

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Emily Eavis has said Glastonbury is likely to take a year off in 2026.Glastonbury returns to Worthy Farm from June 26 to 30, with Dua Lipa, Coldplay, and SZA set to headline.

Other confirmed acts include Shania Twain, LCD Soundsystem, Little Simz, The National, Avril Lavigne, The Last Dinner Party, Jungle, Justice, Bloc Party, Fontaines D.C., Yard Act, Arlo Parks and Gossip.Speaking on he BBC’s Sidetracked podcast, Eavis confirmed that she was thinking of having a fallow year for the Worthy Farm bash in two years time.

The last time the festival had an official fallow year was in 2018.She said: “We are due a fallow year. The fallow year is important because it gives the land a rest, and it gives the cows a chance to stay out for longer and reclaim their land.“I think it’s important, I think it gives everybody time to just switch off and the public as well.

Then you kind of go away for a bit and it feels lovely when you come back. And I think it’s quite good not to be seen to be cashing in.”Eavis also went on to explain that the festival almost closed in the 1990s.The festival organiser claims that her father and founder Michael Eavis was planning to pull the plug when he reached retirement.She said: “My parents were always like, ‘This is the last one’.

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